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April 26, 2007

Bike-N-Shoot

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Over the weekend, Bill Llewellin conducted another "Bike-N-Shoot" event, which involves mountain bike riding and pistol shooting. Competitors race around a 2 1/2 mile loop, and then shoot five shots at five targets. For each target they miss, they must ride a penalty lap of about 150 yards. They do this 3 times, for a total of about 7 1/2 miles of bike riding and 15 shots.

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Photos from previous events can be found at www.xrl.us/BikeNShootPhotos

If you are interested in participating in the next one, download a printable flier here (150 KB .pdf file), or read the extended entry below.

Wildlife Hunter’s Association of Colorado
BIKE-N-SHOOT
Test your skills at mountain bike riding and pistol shooting skills,
Saturday September 15, 2007 at 12:00 noon
(tentative, check www.bikenshoot.com for updates)


This timed competition will involve 3 laps on a mountain bicycle,
of approximately 2.5 miles each, on rolling prairie terrain.
Each lap to be followed by five shots from a pistol at steel targets
approximately 6? diameter from a distance of 20 yards.
Each miss will accrue a short penalty lap.
Men’s, advanced/novice, and Women’s classes - depending on attendance.
Entry fee for contestants is $10, Spectators are $5/carload.


Notes:

• Very little in the way of facilities is available. Bring water. Dress appropriately for the weather.
• Any pistol may be used, as long as it fires PISTOL caliber ammunition, and is equipped with only open sights.
• After shooting, your support crew – if any – is permitted to reload for you.
• Pistols may be carried during the riding phase, or left in the shooting area. Carried guns must be unloaded.
• Eye and ear protection required while shooting. Helmet required while riding.
• All shots will be fired from a standing position.
• The prairie contains cactus and goatheads. It is NOT smooth. Prepare accordingly.

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Entries accepted up to the start of the event. Awards for the winners, men’s and women’s classes.
Questions? Please call 303-795-9677 and ask for Bill (or leave a message), or e-mail BLLEW at RMI dot NET
Call or e-mail anyway; I need a head count. Please arrive at least 1?2 hour before the scheduled start.
Assistance with timekeeping and scoring gratefully accepted.

Posted by Robert Racansky on April 26, 2007 at 3:40 PM